John Martin Fulton lives and works in the East End of Glasgow. He is an award-winning Scottish artist whose paintings are full of bold colour and expression. He studied painting at Glasgow School of Art, winning awards from the RSA and GSA when graduating in 2004. He has also been awarded a scholarship to study in Florence from the Royal Scottish Academy.
He is inspired by the heritage of modern Scottish painting and believes in expressing ‘Scottishness’ in painting as part of the tradition of European Expressionism. This is evident in his technique, bold use of colour and the emotions imbued in each work. He often paints children because he feels that they can exist on the canvas without the politics of an adult subject.
As an artist he has worked for years bringing the joy of art to hard-to-reach groups in social care, as well as children and adults with learning disabilities.